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Table 4 Effect of B. brassicae stages on S. interruptus biological parameters

From: Energy reserves in Brevicoryne brassicae (Lin.) (Homoptera: Aphididae) instars and their effect on predation and longevity of three coccinellid species under laboratory conditions

B. brassicae instar S. interruptus
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Pupa Adult Pre-oviposition
Long.* Prey** Long. Prey Long. Prey Long. Prey Long. Prey Long. Prey Long. Prey
1st 2.83 ab 20.67 a 3.17 a 71.00 a 6.17 a 84.00 a 5.00 a 101.33 a 5.33 ab 0.00 21.67 a 105.00 a 3.67 c 105.00 a
2nd 2.50 b 19.33 a 3.17 a 58.00 b 5.67 abc 80.33 ab 5.00 a 98.00 a 5.00 c 0.00 17.67 bc 94.00 b 4.50 ab 94.00 b
3rd 2.50 b 14.00 c 3.00 a 48.67 c 5.00 c 75.67 abc 4.83 a 93.33 a 4.00 d 0.00 17.33 c 91.00 b 3.33 c 91.00 b
4th 2.83 ab 18.00 ab 3.33 a 43.33 c 5.33 bc 67.67 c 5.17 a 76.00 b 5.17 bc 0.00 18.00 bc 79.33 c 4.17 b 79.33 c
Adult 3.17 a 15.33 bc 3.17 a 44.67 c 5.83 ab 70.67 bc 5.33 a 76.33 b 5.50 a 0.00 19.00 b 73.00 c 4.67 a 73.00 c
LSD 5% 0.45 3.78 0.44 7.20 0.78 10.61 0.80 10.68 0.32 0.00 1.38 10.76 0.49 10.76
  1. *Long. = longevity (/days), **Prey = number of consumed prey